HILLSDALE COURT WILL CONTINUE TO MEET BY "PRE-ARRANGED APPOINTMENTS" ONLY
A) PRE-ARRANGED CIVIL CASES will be heard the first Wednesday of every month.
B) CRIMINAL AND TRAFFIC CASES will be heard on the third Wednesday of every month at 4 PM
Your phone number is needed to set an appointment. PLEASE call 518-325-5073 Ext. 4 and clearly leave your name and phone number. Or you can send an email containing your phone number to BTiso@nycourts.gov
BJ Tiso, Hillsdale Court Clerk
Hillsdale Town Court
2609 State Route 23
P.O. Box 305
Hillsdale, NY 12529
Clerk Office: (518) 325-5073 ext. 4
Monday and Wednesday, from 10 am to 3 pm
Friday, from 10 am to 2 pm
While we do our best to post changes to office hours, we do recommend you contact the court via phone to confirm the hours for the day you intend to come in as emergencies do arise.
For Small Claims and Civil Matters:
Court for these cases is held on the FIRST Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM, unless otherwise announced
For Vehicle & Traffic & Criminal Cases:
The court is in session the THIRD Wednesday of each month unless otherwise announced.
Hillsdale Town Court is the first level trial court in the New York State Court System. The Court has jurisdiction over vehicle and traffic matters, criminal matters, small claims cases (up to $3000), landlord-tenant cases. It has the authority to arraign persons on all charges but is generally limited to the adjudication of non-felony charges.
The Town justices are also empowered to officiate at weddings of all who possess a valid marriage license in the State of New York. The voters of Hillsdale elect the Town Justices to four-year terms.
Answers to Commonly Asked Questions
Note: these answers were created prior to the changes created by the virus, so please call the above phone number for present day clarity.